It was a short trip for us, but we had fun. We arrived in DTC around 12pm on Saturday...Got there, and it was nice and sunny. Parked at the garage on Queen and had lunch at Jestine's...It was great as usual, & my wife & I both got the fried chicken. For desert I typically get the coconut pie which is to die for, but this time tried my wife got it while I tried the coca-cola cake. It was great! After eating, we spent the next 3 hrs shopping up/down King Street!
We checked in our room at the Renaissance Inn Marriot over the Ashley River Bridge & after staying Downtown, North Charleston & Mt. Pleasant in the past I must say I was very happy with the location. Once pulling out of the hotel, we could literally be downtown in 2-3 minutes! The hotel was great, and being they offered a free shuttle service into downtown was even better! No issues at all with this hotel, and for $90/night through priceline was crazy since it typically runs $219/night. After checking in we had dinner reservations at Crave in Mt. Pleasant, but couldn’t make it in time so I thought we’d try Virginia’s on King.
Of course I heard their fried chicken was great, so yes I got fried chicken for supper! Lol..I had not try it so I could write my review on it. My wife was craving some chicken/dumplins, and hers was awful. My chicken had better flavor than Jestine’s, but you don’t get as much and it costs more. The mac/cheese was no good, basically all the sides I had are much better at Jestine’s without a doubt. When then ordered deserts and after looking at the menu, they seemed like they would be good but they weren’t. I thought I’d try the banana pudding, it was an absolute joke and I sent it back. My wife got pecan pie, and it was thin and tasted OK but was a joke for $6. I wanted to try it because I’ve heard it was good, but I would never go again. I’d much rather wait in line at Jestine’s any day than go back. After we ate, we rode over to Mount Pleasant to catch a late movie and called it a night…
Sunday I had plans to wake up early and head to the beach at IOP, but of course we woke up with it pouring down rain. Slept in, then ate breakfast at the hotel. Around noon we left and went to the outdoor mall/Shoppes at Mt. Pleasant for a few hours, then the TjMax/Marshalls they have…Around 5 it started to clear up and get sunny so we rode to IOP…I dropped my wife off to go in some shops while I grabbed my beach chair and went and sat out on the beach for just over an hour! Lol. I was destined to get my feet in some sand before I left! I was amazed, being after I came out people started rolling out there like crazy! It got crowded quick. I guess everyone had the same idea as me! Haha Well after that we went back to the hotel, got read and had the hotel shuttle take us DTC…We ate dinner at Bocci’s which was to die for. LOVE that place! After dinner we walked around the Market area which seemed to be a lot of people out, and even with it being somewhat late a lot of stores were still open. I then stopped in the Peninsula Grill to grab my piece of coconut cake to go, and was shocked when he said it was $11.00!!! But, bought it anyway and we headed back to the hotel. Got back, tried it out and I must admin, is was AMAZING! I would so buy it again!! I’ve had a lot of coconut cakes, and this one was by far the best!
We didn’t do a whole lot, mainly shop/eat but it was nice to get away for a couple days. Monday morning of course it was nice outside, but we left Charleston around 7:30am and went up to Myrtle for the day. And of course when we got there, it was rainy! Go figure!!